"The Solution of Crime in the United States of America"

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A crime is a serious offense against the public law. It is a problem that many countries throughout the world face today. It is not solely an economic concern but it's a reflection of society's political and economical issues. In order to find a solution to this problem you must understand a countries political history and what was the role that politics played in its historical economy. For example; in the United States of America the economy is politically motivated by those that are rich and those that are in power. Throughout these few pages I will focus on a few topics that can reduce the crime within the United States only if the political sector of the country would take a closer look at those deteriorated social issues that exist.

We will focus mainly on the importance of our educational system, and the lack of resources given to the social institutions that are in charge of developing and evolving in an educated society with less crime.

Throughout the history of the United States there have been several depressions where there have been extremely high rates of unemployment. During these depressions the crime rate also went up extremely high. Meaning that there is a perfect correlation between crime and unemployment. Moreover in this paper we will briefly discuss it. It will discuss how an increase in education can reduce crime rate and how because of the lack of employment crime increases and therefore other factors arise such as corruption, drugs, and poverty. Some may argue that for these social ills an increase in the laws penalties would reduce the crime rate. Furthermore, I will present charts that will inform people that it is economically inefficient to do such a thing. Not only is it economically inefficient but as a...